Capital city of Agartala is sprawling with covid cases and the state is on the brink of community transmission.
The percentage of positive cases has crossed 20%.
The number of Covid-19 cases has increased at an alarming rate over few days in Tripura.
According to some health experts community spread may have started in the state as good number of cases are coming up daily.
The number of cases in the state has reached more than 10% of total population with more that 10,000 cases in a total population of nearly 40 lakhs.
Moreover the pandemic has also claimed above 100 lives in Tripura.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has informed that the govt will undertake more stern measures if needed to control the situation which may include increasing number of containment zones.
Despite of completing house to house surveillance, there is an environment of fear in the state.
Earlier state govt had already issued a lockdown for a period to halt the spread.
Again there is a demand arising among public of another lockdown.
The sudden spike in cases is mostly due to gatherings in markets, not wearing masks, not abiding by regulations laid by health dept.
Till now doctors, other health workers, reporters, law enforcers and people from all other occupation including 4 MLAs have been infected.